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Afonso
« Translation from Portuguese: I was João's piano student for 3 years... More »
A
Afonso
« Translation from Portuguese: I was João's piano student for 3 years and I enjoyed it very much! I really liked the repertoire he chose for me (Classical and Jazz) and his very personalized way of teaching. He is nice, funny and we became great friends. In some of our classes he took the time and helped me develop and improve some of my personal projects. The best piano teacher I've had. »
£30/h
1st lesson free!
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Lessons offered by João
  • Individual
  • In group
The lessons will be held
  • at your home
Taught subjects
  • Saxophone
  • Recorder
Levels
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced
  • Kids
  • 1st Year
  • 2nd Year
  • 3rd Year
  • 4th year
  • Graduate

Music teacher offering Saxophone (Jazz/Classical/Other genres) and Recorder lessons (Cambridge area)

Methodology

I always try to tailor my lessons around the students, both their personality and musical taste, and I think that's very important factor whether I'm teaching young children, teenagers, or adults.

Besides the standard music practice that goes on in a class, I often listen to music with my students, improvise and talk about the mechanics and theory the music language.

You can expect a devoted teacher from me.

Experience

Hello, my name is João and I'm from Portugal. I began my musical studies by learning alto saxophone back when I was 12 years old. Since then I've experimented with various other instruments such as Piano, Guitar and Recorder and feel very comfortable teaching all of them.
I've been teaching for the last 6 years and I have experience with students from 10 to 65 years old.

My academic qualifications (BA in Music Education/M.Ed in Music Teaching) gave a deeper insight and knowledge about pedagogy and teaching strategies. My opinion is that you can't force someone to like playing music, they have to discover it themselves and my role is to provide a context and environment to make that possible.



Rates

Rate for a 1-hour lesson. : £30/h

Details

Depending on the travel costs, the price may vary.

Lessons offered by João
Individual
In group
The lessons will be held
at your home
Taught subjects
  • Saxophone
  • Recorder
Levels
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced
  • Kids
  • 1st Year
  • 2nd Year
  • 3rd Year
  • 4th year
  • Graduate

João's CV

- ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS -

M.Ed in Music Teaching: Formação Musical (Music theory and Aural Training)
Porto Polytechnic (Portugal)
Final grade: Distinction

Bachelor’s in Music Education
Porto Polytechnic (Portugal)
Final grade: 2.1 (Upper-second class)

Music studies
Carl Orff Projecto – Educação Musical (Portugal)
Qualifications issued by Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM)

• Alto Saxophone (Jazz) – Grade 5
• Music Theory - Grade 5
• Jazz Ensemble (Jazz) – Intermediate
• Alto Saxophone (Classical) – Grade 4

- PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE -

Teaching positions
Carl Orff Projecto – Educação Musical (Portugal)

• Jazz Ensemble
• Classical / Jazz Piano (Beginners)
• Music Theory and Aural Training
• Jazz Alto Saxophone
• Classical Guitar (Beginners)

4 reviews on João
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4 recommendations

A
Afonso

Translation from Portuguese:

I was João's piano student for 3 years and I enjoyed it very much! I really liked the repertoire he chose for me (Classical and Jazz) and his very personalized way of teaching.
He is nice, funny and we became great friends. In some of our classes he took the time and helped me develop and improve some of my personal projects.
The best piano teacher I've had.

C
Cristiano

João has asked me to write a recommendation letter for his appliance for a position as a music teacher. Having been his classmate and friend during our masters degree I feel I have a good perspective on his knowledge, skills and virtues.

While we were writing our masters thesis, I was able to accompany him on his journey, and heard of his obstacles and concerns. I noticed a deep concern for an understanding of what goes into the education of musicians, namely the repertoire utilized, but also elements of what can a teacher do in order to improve the learning of one's students. João is a very critical thinking person.
During our period as students I was also able to listen to his ideas and experiences he'd be having as a teacher during the week. He would be telling me in excitement how the choice of certain repertoire and class activities really resonated with his students, or in others days how certain activities did not have the impact on his students in the way he would like, showing that his work was not just inside the classroom, but was also something he would be thinking over during the rest of the week by figuring ways to motivate his students into learning music, something that João himself is very passionate about.

Cristiano Rocha

T
Tomás

I loved having João as a teacher. I started my lessons with him around 4 years ago, only a short time after I started playing the saxophone. In that time, I made an enormous progress, not only as a saxophone student, but as a musician overall, and I can say that João motivated me to learn and practice for many more years to come. His technical competence made him an amazing teacher, and his personality made him a great friend, also because of his young age. I believe in his ability to develop a connection with any student and push them to their fullest potential, and although I am sad for not having him as a teacher anymore, I am truly happy for his career in England.

M
Mafalda

I have known João for over 10 years, as a school colleague and as a work colleague. João is a very nice and approachable person, who continuously strives to expand his knowledge and discover new ways of teaching and learning. He puts a lot of thought in every lesson he teaches and always tries his best to find diverse teaching strategies in order to answer to students' characteristics and needs. He is also a versatile musician and teacher, which means he can apply a diverse set of skills and knowledge in his music lessons. I have learned a lot with João who continues to inspire me in my professional life as a teacher and as a musician.

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